Come the fourth season of Criminal Minds
, you’d be right in suspecting that you pretty much knew the drill. Continuing in the vein of the seasons that preceded it, the show once more follows a team of FBI profilers who have to pit their skills against some extremely twisted and unpleasant criminals.
That set-up, to be fair, could apply to some degree to many shows, but Criminal Minds continues to have qualities that help punch it above the norm. The cast, for instance, prove to be an able and compelling ensemble, led by Joe Mantegna, with Thomas Gibson and Shemar Moore.
Season four of Criminal Minds features 26 episodes, and some involving cases. Among the cases this time are a psychopath with seven murders to their name already, a former cop on a killing spree and a serial arsonist with something against the community. Plus, there’s the resolution to the terrific season three cliffhanger, and an ending to the season that’ll leave you salivating for more.
Professional, well-written and often very clever, Criminal Minds is both established and on fine form here. And with more seasons and a spin-off in the offing, there’s plenty more to come… --Jon Foster
Criminal Minds, the Complete Fourth Season
, is the dramatic, psychological suspense thriller about an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds and anticipate their next moves. DVD Special Features Profilers, Profiled:
A feature on each of the main characters' major arcs in Season four-–Includes interviews with the regular cast as well as the writer and producers. Also includes bloopers, deleted scenes and more.